When surfing the Internet, we may occasionally find ourselves on a webpage that is moving slowly or has frozen. In such cases, it can help to hit the refresh button. Refreshing the page basically tells the browser to go back to the server and see if there is anything new, thus reloading or updating the page. Often, after refreshing a webpage, we find ourselves delighted to see something that wasn’t there before. These are like mini “Aha!” experiences.
In a similar way, every so often, we need to hit the refresh button in our spiritual lives, when we find ourselves moving slowly or frozen. This is the foundation of the concept of a retreat: a refreshing of our faith life that often leads us to see things we weren’t previously seeing and to return to our lives and ministry with a new outlook!
With that in mind, I invite you to join me for an online retreat that I’m calling Faith Refreshed—a four-week refreshment of our faith drawing from my best-selling book, A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe.
Over the four weeks of the retreat, we will revisit the four pillars of our Catholic faith—the Creed, the Sacraments, the Moral Life, and Prayer—and invite the Holy Spirit to refresh our understanding of the basics of our faith and renew us in our efforts to proclaim the Good News to others as catechetical ministers.
Retreat posts will appear Mondays and Thursdays throughout the month of June, starting on June 5, 2023. Subscribe to Catechist’s Journey to receive the retreat links in your inbox. Then visit us at your convenience this summer, and join in by using the comments feature on each post.
I look forward to “hitting the refresh button” with you as we delve into our online retreat, Faith Refreshed, beginning here at Catechist’s Journey on June 5!
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